DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20194342

Urinary incontinence in climacteric afrodescendant women from the Colombian Caribbean

Alvaro Monterrosa-Castro, Katheryn Portela-Buelvas, Camil Castelo-Branco

Abstract


Background: To assess the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) and to identify related factors in Afro-descendant Colombian women.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out involving 40-59 year old women from the Colombian Caribbean. Socio-demographic characteristics were recorded and the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Short-Form (ICIQ-SF) and the 10-item cervantes scale were applied to identify UI and genitourinary symptoms, respectively.

Results: A cross-sectional study was carried out involving 40-59-year-old women from the Colombian Caribbean. Socio-demographic characteristics were recorded and the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Short-Form (ICIQ-SF) and the 10-item cervantes scale were applied to identify UI and genitourinary symptoms, respectively.

Conclusions: The prevalence of UI among climacteric afro-descendant women was close to 4%. A history of PIH and PD consumption were related factors.


Keywords


African continental ancestry group, Afro-descendants, Climacteric, Ethnic group, Menopause, Urinary incontinence

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